NACOGDOCHES, Texas - This spring, the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, in partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University, will début a scholarly journal exploring the applications of geospatial technology in natural resource management.

The Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources will publish double-blind peer-reviewed articles that utilize geospatial technology to quantify, qualify, map, monitor and manage natural resources.

Dr. Daniel Unger, professor of spatial science for the college and the journal's editor-in-chief, said the new publication will fill a long-needed niche for natural resource managers in the spatial science field.

"We are confident that this exciting new opportunity will allow natural resource professionals an outlet for their applied geospatial research," Unger said.

Given the comprehensive range of natural resource management, the journal will welcome research from a diversity of natural resource disciplines such as forestry, wildlife, water, agriculture, soil-science, entomology and recreation.

Furthermore, the journal will feature an assortment of applied geospatial disciplines involved in natural resource management, including satellite digital imagery, Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems and digital aerial photography.

The open-access journal will be published by bepress, a digital scholarly publishing service, and hosted by SFA's Scholarworks through the Center for Digital Scholarship. Currently, bepress publishes more than 200 peer-reviewed journals from top universities around the world.

For more information regarding the journal or the submission process, contact Unger at